"Microsoft unveils 'Lucky Dip' Windows 10 testing ring"
Doesn't that exist already? I thought home users were the lucky dip testing ring - or at least Microsoft's recent dodgy releases certainly seems to suggest so...
Mixed news for Windows Insiders today as the window for jumping to the Slow Ring slammed shut amid promises of minty fresh code for those on Fast (but don't ask for which version of Windows, m'kay?) Build 19536 of Windows 10 arrived for those brave souls on the Fast Ring last night, as the Windows Insider team offered up an …
That's putting it mildly, 007.
This hole Ring thing seems like a crummy horror movie from 2002.
At least with semver style versioning there's a kind of logic to it. Was there some kind of terrible Windows 11 pun they were afraid of? Or Windows the 13th, part 3?
"Okay, so you're gonna shoot yourself in the foot, right? But this time, you put on a blindfold first, spin round five times, then use the first gun you put your hand on."
Installing Windows in the first place seems like pointing gun at own foot in my opinion.
'Lucky Dip' windows might qualify as 'Russian Roulette'.
...Then I would thoroughly approve of this decision. As it is, we don't get paid to beta-test on their behalf and they can take their half baked underfunded mess propping up their shareholders at the expense of IT generally - and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
"While great for the enthusiasts keen to get their hands on the latest and greatest, this is not so good for those planning deployments where it is important to know what a given version of Windows 10 is going to look like."
Windows Insider fast ring isn't intended for people to plan their deployments in this way, thats what the other rings, namely the 'Release Preview Ring'. I get that its trendy to bash Microsoft, but these posts constantly whining about hiccups in the release processes are tiring.
OS development isn't easy.
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